Friday Focus

Moreau Heights Elementary

October 27


Moreau Heights is a collaborative community focused on student growth with a commitment to excellence.

PBS lesson - Following Directions the First Time

Our lesson this week is focused on Following Directions the First Time. There are 3 daily lessons and 2 slides to remind you to include your Second Steps lessons which will be on Being Assertive.


Please remember to pull on the Zones learning students have now. If a student is struggling, asking what zone he/she is in and what would help them to get to a green zone, would help students continue to use their knowledge and skills. They will need our help to continue to develop those skills! Thank you for helping to model what it looks like to manage emotions appropriately and to support students in getting back to the green zone.


"You are a giant, yellow highlighter. Highlight behavior you want more of, and help children become aware of the many kind and helpful things they do each day."

Conscious Discipline - Being Helpful

The videos this week are focused on Being Helpful - this includes doing our job to be helpful and keep our school safe. The videos showcase the use of picture rule cards AND rule posters made by students that illustrate how to be helpful.


Could these be used to build ownership and a sense of community for our students in our school? Where do they see a need and what do they think needs to be highlighted.


"Children cannot develop healthy self-regulatory skills unless they see adults consistently addressing their emotions in healthy ways."

Picture Rule Cards - Lining Up in 4th Grade
https://youtu.be/81FkOF9-16A
https://youtu.be/MAfPRjNLdMA
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Character Trait for October is Responsibility

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Duties for the Week

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Calendar of Events

Monday, October 30

*SST with Mantle (BC) 9:15

*SST with Steinman (LG) 1:15

*Problem Solving Team 3:30


Tuesday, October 31

*Classroom Fall Celebrations 1:45


Wednesday, November 1

*Sue at District Admin Mtg 9 - 11:30

*IEP for DW (Treat, James, Boeckman) 11:00

*RED meeting for AB (Hammann, Haugen, James)

*Staffing for AM (James, Humphreys, Haugen, Bray, OT, Connelly, Biermann, PT) 2:00

*Staff meeting 3:45


Thursday, November 2

*Collaboration Day

*Picture Retakes (no schedule, will call for students)

*Sue at BOE for Go Math Webinar 8 - 12


Friday, November 3

*Parent mtg for RZ (Bray, James, Haugen, Spear, Singer, Rost) 2:00


Monday, November 6

*SST with Gaines 11:00

*Interagency mtg for AM 2:00 (Bray, Treat, Haugen, etc.)

*Tier 2 team 3:30


Tuesday, November 7

*New Crew 7:00 am

*IEP for PG 3:30


Wednesday, November 8

*Early Release - students dismissed at 1:15

*PD focused on Collaborative Instruction Rubric- engagement


Thursday, November 9

*Collaboration Day

*Elementary Principal mtg 8 - 12


Friday, November 10

*Veterans Day

*IEP for DP 11:00 (Gaines, Haugen, Morgan)

Kelly's Coaching Corner

View the following brain scans adapted from Rita Carter's book, Mapping the Mind.4


Did you know that, "The brains of students who work alone may not develop as fully as the brains of students who regularly interact via Kagan Structures." This quote can be found in the article "Kagan Structures Enhance Brain Engagement!":


https://www.kaganonline.com/free_articles/dr_spencer_kagan/277/Kagan-Structures-Enhance-Brain-Engagement

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Halloween Trauma!

Parents Pranking Kids On Halloween